Tesla Motors Inc. is getting ready for one of its biggest unveilings to date: a new home roofing system that redefines the aesthetics of solar power, combined with massive wall-hung batteries to provide electricity into the night. The new products…
Conditions in Jordan are perfect for rapid growth in commercial and industrial solar. The country recently abolished a limit on the nameplate capacity of renewable energy plants connected to the grid that can benefit from net metering.
Job growth is a prime topic in the U.S. presidential race, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different takes on the role clean energy could play in creating employment.
Tesla Motors Inc. unveiled plans to collaborate with Panasonic Corp. to make solar-energy components for SolarCity Corp., bolstering Elon Musk’s final push to merge the automaker and solar company.
This was supposed to be solar’s moment. Residential panel installations in the U.S. grew 71 percent in 2015 as the falling cost of panels made the power they generate more competitive. In December, Congress unexpectedly extended a tax credit set to expire at the end of 2016. Panel buyers will get reimbursed for 30 percent of the cost of new solar panels through 2019 and at least 22 percent through 2021.
On this week’s Energy Show on Renewable Energy World, special guest, Jeff Spies, talks about the next Solar Pioneers Gathering.
As solar PV energy growth rates continue to rise, it is essential that we ask ourselves whether or not we are pursuing solar deployment in a prudent manner. In the last decade solar has largely been focused on pace of growth, which was extremely effective in helping to drive down cost. However, as we enter an era when solar energy is cost competitive, finding a solar deployment “sweet spot” is the next logical step — in other words, focusing not only on maximizing financial value, but also the operational and customer value.
The power and energy regulatory environment is in a high state of flux in California amidst increasing integration of distributed renewable energy generation and storage capacity and realizing a statewide goal of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Zero-emission electric vehicles charge along the street. People walk along LED-lighted sidewalks. A commuter train drops travelers off from the airport to enjoy dinner at a corner cafe. And the houses? They’re entirely powered by sunshine.
A data center hosting company and provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) to power and energy sector companies and market players, Open Access Technology International (OATI), expects to commission an in-house designed and built hybrid microgrid at it…
The possibility exists that the U.S. may miss the boat relating to Electricity 2.0 because of the absence of a vision, strategy, and investments in microgrids.
The evolution of power grids around the world is being driven by a move away from large centralized generation to the development of small power sources — or distributed energy resources (DERs) — that, when aggregated, can meet local power loads.
Net metering is a common rule for the electricity system in nearly every state, allowing folks who generate their own electricity to get a fair credit on their bill for what they generate. But there’s more to the concept that a single person with solar…
Mobile pay-as-you-go solar pioneer d.light on Sept. 21 announced that it has raised $15 million in Series D equity from KawiSafi Ventures Fund, Energy Access Ventures, Omidyar Network and NewQuest Capital Partners, as well as $2.5 million in debt fundi…
French multinational oil major Total continues to diversify and adapt to changing market, industry and political conditions by making strategic investments across the renewable energy value chain. Total Energy Ventures, the corporation’s venture capita…
Certain anti-solar forces are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to convince everyone (though the popular press and consumers are the main targets) that solar customers are stealing money from non-solar customers.
Hamburg Senator for Trade, Transport and Innovation Frank Horch last week initiated trial operations of an energy storage facility that was built with 2,600 used battery modules from more than 100 electric vehicles.
One of the studies we might like to see is the turnover rate for new solar installation companies. Exactly how well can new solar contractors expect to do in today’s solar marketplace?
The SunShot Initiative welcomes Dr. Charlie Gay, the program’s new director, a solar industry pioneer who has witnessed its rise from a niche technology that powered microwave repeaters on isolated mountaintops to the robust business it is today.
Over the summer, a unique coalition came together in California to draft a plan to make the state’s clean energy economy more equitable for low-income renters. If state energy officials adopt the coalition’s proposed plan, it will put in place a groundbreaking strategy for providing greater access to clean energy technologies like solar and energy storage, thus improving the economic and energy security of low-income households and disadvantaged communities.